The ultimate guide to caring for Dentures
If you wear Dentures either fixed, permanent or temporary, you might be wondering how to care for it. Your appliance sits inside your mouth, so it quickly accumulates bacteria, plaque and calculus (hardened plaque). Just like you brush your teeth every day, it’s important to clean your denture every day after each time they’re worn.
What happens if you don’t clean your Dentures?
Without cleaning your appliance regularly, it will keep collecting bacteria and plaque from your mouth while you wear it. Over time, it may even start to smell or taste funny if you don’t clean it often enough.
More importantly, dentures can harbour dangerous bacteria. While many bacteria are normally found in the mouth, when too many build up, they can cause gum disease dental decay and oral thrush.
Cleaning your dentures is just as important as brushing your teeth. You need to clean your appliance in warm water with a cleaner once a day to keep it in good condition. It’s a good idea to brush it out after each meal as well.
Signs of an unclean appliance:
The dentures smell or tastes bad
There is a film on the dentures
The dentures lookyellow
It has been more than a few days since it was cleaned
There are spots on the dentures.
White spots could be mineral buildup (calculus) caused by plaque solidifying on the appliance. Another sign that your dentures need cleaning is it keeps breaking or cracking. Just as bacteria can damage the teeth, they can also damage the dentures.
How to clean Dentures
Use Retainer Fresh Denture Cleaner for your dentures. They are quick and easy to use and you can order them in bulk
Simply pop one Retainer Fresh Denture Cleaner tablet in a cup of warm water and place your dentures inside. Soak for 15-30 minutes, then rinse under running water before wearing.